Characters: G.I. Joe: Renegades

GI Joe
Our Real American Heroes.

Scarlett

Real Name: Shana O'Hara
Rank: Lieutenant
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Voice Actor: Natalia Cigliuti

  • Action Girl: A Double Subversion. She's supposedly a desk jockey Army intelligence officer, who for some reason is put in charge of a field operation leading GIs. It turns out she has a very good reason for being there and is a competent soldier.
  • Brief Accent Imitation: During "Busted" when Scarlett disguises herself as trailer park baby mama complete with the most overbearing accent you can imagine. Easily her Crowning Moment of Funny.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father was a Cobra scientist who was said to not have survived when his lab blew-up. She never mentioned this, because she fears the team would think she's out purely for revenge. Yet she would not known of Cobra otherwise.
  • Ensign Newbie: A borderline example.
  • The Lancer
  • McNinja: Snake Eyes was her sensei, so she's got some tricks up her sleeve.
  • Memento MacGuffin: Her locket her father gave her.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Redheaded Hero
  • Running Gag: Any time someone says they like a particular product or service, Scarlett reveals it's a COBRA subsidiary, and reminds the person that COBRA is evil.
  • Supporting Leader: The highest ranking member of The Team and really the forefront of the fight against Cobra. However, Duke is The Hero from a narrative point of view.
  • Translator Buddy: She always understands what Snake Eyes might be "saying".

Duke

Real Name: Conrad Hauser
Rank: Sergeant
Birthplace: St Louis, Missouri

Voice Actor: Jason Marsden

  • A Father to His Men: True to his original 1983 file-card characterisation, he consistently puts the welfare of his subordinates above everything else.
  • All American Face
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: What's that, Duke? Those people need help? But what about Flint chasing you down... oh, never mind.
  • The Engineer: Not quite, but he's had ordnance tech training, and has "cleared his share of mines".
  • The Hero: Though Scarlet is technically his CO, and she's the one leading the fight against Cobra, Duke is The Hero from a narrative standpoint.
  • Honour Before Reason: He sticks around to help people, even if it means risking capture.
    • A flashback shows that he even refused a medal for saving a comrade's life because it was his error that caused the situation in the first place (in his mind, anyway). Also, he and Lady Jaye are tight because he disobeyed orders to save her life.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Duke's facial structure is a lot like Marsden's.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: Disobeyed orders to save Lady Jaye's life.
  • Supporting Protagonist: See The Hero.

Snake Eyes

Real Name: ?
Rank: ?
Birthplace: ?

Voice Actor: Danny Cooksey

  • The Ace: Snake Eyes does something hilariously overpowered in almost every episode
  • Badass Longcoat: Picks one up after the team starts moving towards civilian clothing.
  • Clothing Damage: It's not really played for fanservice, but his bodysuit tends to take a mauling on a significantly more regular basis than most of the other Joes' outfits.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Hello, Sword Duel. Snake Eyes would like to introduce you to his friend, Grenades.
  • Dynamic Entry: He's almost never seen traveling with the other Joes at the beginning of an episode. He prefers to make a more dramatic entrance, out of nowhere, occasionally by dropping into view kicking someone in the head.
  • Dual Wielding: Has a penchant for going Guns Akimbo or using two swords, depending on the situation.
  • The Faceless: In the present time, his face is never revealed to the audience, though we do see it in certain flashbacks.
  • Glass Cannon: You have to hit him first, but if you can get him down, this Snake Eyes has a tendency to stay down for a while.
  • Heroes Prefer Motorcycles: Snake-Eyes steals a motorcycle from a villain and rides it for the rest of the series.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: He can block lasers with his swords. Lasers. As Roadblock says:
  • Informed Loner: Yeah, he hangs out with no less than four other people. The only reason he's there, though, is because Scarlett asked him to be.
  • Leitmotif: To emphasize the fact that he is a ninja, anytime Snake Eyes is on screen doing anything the music switches to Eastern pipes.
  • McNinja: White guy who joined a Japanese ninja clan.
  • Mighty Whitey: As usual, the greatest member of the Japanese ninja clan is the Caucasian Snake Eyes.
  • Mysterious Past: While we're shown how he became a kickass Ninja, we don't know his real name.
  • Nightmare Face: Implied. When the Dreadnoks took off his visor, they really didn't like what they saw under there. In "Revelations - Part 1," it is implied that the lab explosion is the reason he wears a full face mask.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Being a mute makes exonerating yourself from a crime you didn't commit really difficult.
  • Sixth Ranger: It's not even clear if he's a member of the armed forces, but he's certainly more detached from The Team, more powerful and mysterious.
  • The Speechless, The Voiceless: His throat was cut with a shuriken.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: He and Batman should have a competition. And no one would know who the winner was.

Roadblock

Real Name: Marvin Hinton
Rank: Corporal
Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi

Voice Actor: Kevin Michael Richardson

  • The Big Guy
  • Expy: Of BA Baraccus.
  • Gentle Giant: More than willing to use his size to scare bad guys, but actually one of the friendliest and most easy-going members of the team.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: Sports a massive set of muttonchop sideburns even prior to being forced to go on the run from the Army as a renegade.
  • Metalhead: Loves his metal music, much to Tunnel Rat's chagrin.
  • Mr. Fixit: First shown underneath a car, and is the main force keeping The Coyote up and running.

Tunnel Rat

Real Name: Nicky Lee
Rank: Private First Class
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York

Voice Actor: Matthew Yang King

Ripcord

Real Name: Wallace Weems
Rank: Private First Class
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio

Voice Actor: Khary Payton

Breaker

Real Name: Alvin Kibbey
Rank: N/A
Birthplace: England
a.k.a.: Coyote

Voice Actor: Greg Ellis

Other US Military Personnel
Technically, GI Joe isn't an official organization in this treatment; only those who are actually doing The A-Team thing are Joes. Other US miltary personnel featured on the show include:

Clayton Abernathy

Rank: General
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado

Voice Actor: Lee Majors

Flint

Real Name: Dashiell Fairborne
Rank: Lieutenant
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas

Voice Actor: Johnny Messner

  • Butt Monkey
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Even when he actually catches the Joes it's only temporary.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's definitely on the heroic side of things and does what's right, but he's a bit of a Jerk Ass.
  • Inspector Javert: If you look at it from his point of view, the Joes don't have any proof that Cobra was manufacturing Bio-Vipers and they all have various reasons for blowing up the plant (money troubles, criminal histories, etc.) He does promise Duke to look after the families of the Joes when Duke's brother turns them in.
  • Jerk Jock: His first line of dialogue with Duke is referencing a time he sacked him in a football game.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Especially with Duke before they became friends. Even a litte after.
  • The Rival: To Duke

Lady Jaye

Real Name: Alison Hart-Burnett
Rank: Sergeant
Birthplace: Bridgewater, Massachussets

Voice Actor: Nika Futterman

  • Action Girl
  • I Owe You My Life: During a mission, her helicopter crashed. Duke abandoned the mission to go save her life. It was because of this that she believes Duke and the other Joes are innocent, and covertly aides them.
  • The Mole: Helping the Joes out.

COBRA Industries
They are the Enemy...but no one knows it.

  • Animal Motifs: If you can think of a way to subtly or not-so-subtly link something back to serpentine imagery, Cobra have done it. Shop Smart and Save, the universe Wal-Mart, for example.
  • Mega Corp.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Again, no one knows what they're really up to.

Cobra Commander

Real Name: ?
Alias: Adam DeCobray

Voice Actor: Charlie Adler

  • Bad Boss: Increasingly so as the series progresses and COBRA suffers more and more setbacks.
  • Bald of Evil: He see him without his mask, covered in shadows, but with enough light to let us know he has no hair on his head.
  • The Beastmaster: He has an enormous genetically modified cobra named Serpentor that he keeps as a pet, which was made for him by Mindbender. He feeds at least two minions to it over the course of the series, and it almost eats McCullen before he agrees to turn over MARS Industries to COBRA.
  • Big Bad: As usual.
  • Cool Mask: As usual.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's the head of COBRA Industries
  • Red Eye Take Warning
  • Role Reprisal: From G.I. Joe: Resolute.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Again, no one know what COBRA's up to and his "Adam DeCobray" identity appears in videos as a business trying to help people.

The Baroness

Real Name: Anastasia Cisarovna

Voice Actor: Tatyana Yassukovich

Dr. Mindbender

Real Name: Brian Bender

Voice Actor: Charlie Schlattler

  • Deadpan Snarker
  • For Science!: He likes to make monsters or tamper with peoples' brains just for the sake of proving it's possible.
  • Evil Genius: He's wanted for "crimes against nature", and works for COBRA because it keeps the law off of his back and lets him do what he loves.
  • Insufferable Genius: He knows how smart he is and he loves rubbing it into peoples' faces.
  • Laughably Evil: Sure, he's an amoral Mad Scientist, but damn, does he ever have fun with it.
  • Mad Scientist: Is more impressed that one of his creations managed to escape and wreak havoc than the fact that it's loose and potentially blowing their cover...
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He's unquestionably a genius bio-engineer, but also a total scumbag.
  • Non-Action Guy: It's better to let the Baroness do the ass-kicking.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Lampshaded as soon as the Joes learned his name.

Major Bludd

Real Name: Sebastian Bludd

Voice Actor: André Sogliuzzo

Storm Shadow

Real Name: Tomisaburo Arashikage

Voice Actor: Andrew Kishino

  • Always Someone Better: Storm Shadow always felt second to Snake Eyes.
  • Cain and Abel: Jinx describes the relationship between Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes as this.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Though inverted from the norm, as heroic Snake Eyes is dressed in black, and Anti-Villain Storm Shadow is dressed in white.
  • Combat Pragmatist: After Snake Eyes brings a grenade to a sword fight, Storm Shadow uses explosives in his next engagement, and sees no problem working with COBRA if it helps him kill Snake Eyes.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The only people who have lasted longer than a few seconds in a fight with him are Snake Eyes and Jinx.
  • Dual Wielding
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Ninja
  • It's Personal: He believes Snake Eyes murdered his uncle.
    • It was actually an accident that Hard Master was poisoned. Storm Shadow wanted to poison Snake Eyes but the cups were switched beforehand. When Storm Shadow learned of this, he dropped his grudge (but not his hatred) and went ronin.
  • Jerkass
  • Ninja
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Somehow goes from being kicked off the roof of a fast moving train, and clearly landing on the ground, to appearing in a train carriage about a minute later.
  • Rival Turned Evil
  • Stealth Hi/Bye

Destro

Real Name: James McCullen

Voice Actor: Clancy Brown

  • A Father to His Men: He may be a bad man himself, but he's very loyal to his underlings.
  • Arms Dealer: As always, he's a highly skilled military technology developer.
  • Batman Gambit: Failed spectacularly due to severely underestimating Adam DeCobray/Cobra Commander.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's very attracted to the Baroness, and she does reciprocate, though her loyalty is still to COBRA.
  • Genius Bonus: Spelled out In-Universe; "destro" means "destruction" or "ruination", and it is forced upon those family members who greatly injure the Clan McCullen through their ineptitude.
  • Mark of Shame: Twofold, this time:
    • The famous metal mask, but this time it's Cobra Commander's idea, since McCullen used a mask to try and use the Joes to take down COBRA on his behalf.
    • He is also forced to adopt the name Destro, which in this continuity is a term his clan uses for utter failures. Having lost control of his company to COBRA, he is forced to assume the moniker.
  • The Mole: A subversion—a bad guy who wants to bring down Cobra Industries. Unfortunately, Cobra Commander found out.

Zartan

Real name: ?

Voice Actor: Brian Bloom

Firefly

Real Name: ?

Voice Actor: Peter Mac Nicol

  • Pyromaniac: He really likes setting things on fire.
  • Psycho for Hire: Baroness hires to destroy the twon of Green Ridge when the town won a court order to stop the construction of a dam built by by COBRA Industries.
  • Talkative Loon: He tends to talk a lot.

Tomax and Xamot

Voice actor: Stephen Stanton

  • Creepy Twins: Even creepier than in the original series.
  • Cult: Former leaders of one.
  • Psychic Powers: They brainwashed most of the members of their cult — and most of the Joes.
  • Twin Banter
  • Twin Telepathy: They have it, and they're actually able to use it to brainwash others. For a time, COBRA uses them as guinea pigs to develop their own mind-controlling technology, including telepathic remote control over the Bio-Vipers.
  • Wonder Twin Powers: Their Psychic Powers weaken when they're further away from each other.

Bio-Vipers

Genetically engineered super-soldiers created by Dr. Mindbender, they are the primary "special product" that COBRA is developing during the course of the series. It was discovering the first Bio-Viper lab that resulted in the Joes being branded as renegades.

  • Blob Monster: Bio-Vipers are fundamentally amorphous masses of plant-based gelatinous matter. However, they normally assume a more humanoid form, because this makes them more useful.
  • Combat Tentacles: They can sprout these to attack, but later versions typically don't bother.
  • Cyborg: The short-lived Mecha-Vipers are Bio-Vipers integrated into a heavily-armored combat exo-suit.
  • Healing Factor: Because they're synthetic masses of gelatinous matter, they can reassemble their bodies with ease. It's hard to inflict a lingering injury.
  • Hive Mind: Later iterations of Bio-Vipers are controlled by artificial telepathic broadcasts, connecting them into a singular mind.
  • Made of Plasticine: They're not physically tough, but because they can pull themselves back together effortlessly, it doesn't matter.
  • Planimal: Their base components are plant tissues.
  • Removing the Head or Destroying the Brain: A short-lived iteration gain increased intelligence at the cost of being destructible by shooting them in the head.
  • Super Soldier: What they were created to be.
  • The Technopath: The once-off Techno-Viper, a Bio-Viper/nanite swarm hybrid that could drain electricity and control technology.
  • Tunnel King: By reverting to blob form, they can burrow under the ground to spring a surprise attack.
  • Underground Monkey: Aside from the various iterations of Bio-Viper, there's also the Mecha-Vipers (Bio-Vipers wrapped around exo-suits), the Techno-Viper (gray, more bestial technopathic Bio-Viper), and the Shadow-Vipers (black Bio-Vipers neurally linked to Storm Shadow).
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Due to being made of goo, they can reshape themselves in various ways.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: At least the original Bio-Vipers, due to being made of plant-based material, can be destroyed with weedkiller.